Minister of Police Affairs, Navy Capt Caleb Olubolade (rtd)
By Toba Suleiman
For sustaining the country’s democracy through the conduct of free, fair and credible elections since assumption of office, the Minister of Police Affairs, Navy Capt Caleb Olubolade (rtd), has described President Goodluck Jonathan as a pillar of democracy in Nigeria, who should be celebrated by all and sundry.
Speaking at a Christmas party organised for members of the Peoples Democratic Party at his Ipoti-Ekiti country-home Wednesday, in celebration of the Christmas festivity, Olubolade said this uncommon courage of the president should be saluted by the Nigerian masses.
According to him, the political crisis, arising from shoddy conduct of elections remained the greatest burden of the nation before the advent of Jonathan’s administration.
He, however, noted with the Jonathan-led administration, all these problems have been surmounted due to uncommon patriotism displayed by the President.
Olubolade said the conduct of credible election in the recent time had imbued Nigerians with confidence, especially in the electioneering process.
He said this had attracted people with unblemished credentials to participate in the political process.
“President Goodluck Jonathan had successfully redesigned the face of politics in Nigeria. And when the leader gets it right and the people support him, it will be easy for him to carry out policies and transformation agenda in any sector.
“With good and credible elections, Nigerians are now very enthusiastic to perform their civic responsibilities of voting and be voted for during any election,” he maintained.
Olubolade said he organised the party to further unite the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) ahead of the 2014 governorship election in the state.
According to him, the PDP can successfully reclaim its lost glory in Ekiti politics if members were ready to uphold unity and place the party above primordial sentiment.
While speaking earlier, the PDP Chairman in the state, Mr. Makanjuola Ogundipe, also lauded the President for standing tall in governing the nation with utmost zeal, even in the face of the daunting insecurity in the country.
“I am particularly happy that the President did not allow the Boko Haram issue to weigh him down,” he said.